I wasn’t sure I had it in me. I wasn’t sure I would have the time to do it. But my blog turned 5 years old this year! I published my first real post (Hungarian sponge cake with fruit) on October 14, 2013.
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein
“Old Henry Lee stood transfixed by all the commotion at the Panama Hotel. What had started as a crowd of curious onlookers eyeballing a television news crew had now swollen into a polite mob of shoppers, tourists, and a few punk-looking street kids, all wondering what the big deal was.
“Smart man does not love because it is advantageous, but because love is, in itself, happiness.” — Blaise Pascal
Prayer by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Lord, teach me the art of small steps! I do not ask for miracles or visions, but I ask for strength for everyday life.
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” — Harwey Mackay
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein
“Snowdrops: Theirs is the fragile but hardy celebration … in the very teeth of winter.” – Louise Wilder
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” — Marie Curie
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.” — Bertrand Russell